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Barataria Industries

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The Barataria Battle-ax was a single seat aircraft "designed to assist law enforcement agencies in reducing crime." * At least one state's highway patrol tested the aircraft in early 1941. Although the test pilot--Officer Dan Mathews--was very impressed, his superiors were concerned with using a machine gun armed aircraft to enforce traffic laws.

Fortuitously, at this very time, representatives of the Grand Duchy of Wotanberg who were inspecting the "high speed fishing boats" being built at the nearby Boat Works, were impressed with the Battle-ax and ordered six. To avoid any obvious violation of the neutrality of either the United States or the Grand Duchy, the aircraft was described as a "high speed crop duster."


At least twenty Battle-axes were sold and delivered to a number of threatened democracies such as the Republic of Carlotta during late 1941 and early 1942. However, it soon became clear that it would not be possible for the Corporation to improve the Battle-ax enough to ensure that it could compete effectively against increasingly deadly Axis aircraft. Therefore, with the delivery of those twenty aircraft, the Corporation chose to focus its attention on other projects necessary to the war effort, most notably the Barataria Buzzard.


* (1) The Corporation denies that the Battle-ax was merely a cheap copy of the more famous Curtis Tomahawk. Although the Battle-ax was named after a weapon like the Tomahawk, the Corporation notes that there are significant differences between the two aircraft. The Corporation also states that it is merely coincidental that its development of the Battle-ax began shortly after the reported disappearance of a complete set of plans for the Tomahawk.
(2) The Corporation also denies that the Battle-axes were part of a covert U.S. government operation to secretly transfer real Tomahawk to various fronts for American and friendly foreign intelligence agencies. It specifically denies that it merely acted as a conduit for these transfers, making only some minor, mostly cosmetic, modifications to Tomahawk prior to "selling" them as Battle-axes.